Quietly and secretly, he’s been the points man for late Abba Kyari while he served as Chief of Staff to the President.
Before the pandemic, the cabal in Aso Rock was routing for Kingibe to succeed President Buhari.
In a twinkle, all that permutation seems to have changed.
If those pushing for Kingibe to replace Kyari, both Kanuris, then, it’s most likely that all things being equal, he would manipulate the system to favour him in the end.
But there are also those on the side of the President’s wife, Aisha, who are pushing for Buba Marwa for the job.
Whatever they are doing to take over the office left by Kyari, the President may not be in a hurry to have any of them get close to Aso Rock except they are tested, isolated and cleared of any trace of the virus.
For now, the SGF, the Admin Officer and other domestic aides will continue where Kyari stopped.
The real fight for now is against COVID-19!